Monday, 1 February 2021

#BlogTour Asking for a Friend by Andi Osho

 

Today it's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour Asking for a Friend by Andi Osho.

About the Author

Andi Osho is an accomplished writer, actress, film maker and stand-up comedian who has appeared on a number of popular TV comedy shows, such as Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Last Call With Carson Daly and The Late, Late Show. During that time, Andi also wrote, performed and toured two sell-out solo shows, appeared at the O2 Arena in London and Just for Laughs in Montreal.

Andi has written for broadcasters such as Fox, BBC and Sky including comedy horror, Twin Thing (Sky Arts) and her own E4 sketch pilot The Andi O Show. As a film maker, her award-winning shorts have screened at film festivals around the world. Asking For A Friend is her debut novel.

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About the book

No woman gets left behind. Three best friends are going to solve their relationship woes once and for all. Forty-something Jemima’s life is on track – well, sort of. All she has to do is muster the courage to bat her niggly ex away for good.

Twenty-something Meagan is in the midst of her five-phase plan and is nearly ready for phase three – a relationship. While thirty-something Simi has had more it’s not yous than any I dos.

Deciding it’s time to play the dating game by their own rules, they’re going to ditch the dating apps and ask people out in real life. The catch? They’re playing matchmaker and can only ask out potential dates for each other because the most important rule is that no woman gets left behind.

Review

Jemima, Simi and Meagan aren't exactly good examples of happy and stable dating habits. Simi only needs to glance in the direction of someone she finds attractive and she falls in love. Meagan is a no strings attached kind of girl, hence the friends with benefits. Jemima has a creepy ex with a stalking problem - stalking Jemima that is.

They come up with the idea of someone else, one of them, picking their next date, as opposed to one of them following the same old patterns again.

I kind of liked the idea of the dating game, although it can only work and be fun if the participants are friends and genuinely want their fellow singletons to make solid connections. It wont work if someone  has their self-interest in mind rather than the best interest of others.

The author gives readers a witty entertaining read, a contemporary story of friendship and sisterhood. How women should champion and support each other instead of grinding each other down. It's perhaps a little more subdued than expected, but a decent romcom nevertheless.

Buy Asking for a Friend at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher : HQ; pub date 21 Jan. 2021. Buy at Hive. Bookshop org. Waterstones.

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